Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This is the end...., Rio De Janerio, Brazil travel blog

This is the end....

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... Jesus figure that overlooks Rio. The statue is huge, and impressive, but the views are even better - stunning views all over Rio - the Maracana football stadium, Flamego, Batafago, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Copacabana, Ipanema, to name but a few, as well ...

A crazy guy and his amazing stairway, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

A crazy guy and his amazing stairway

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... to tile a staircase near his house, and he made it blue, green, and yellow for the Brazilian flag because the people of Brazil were the people who finally accepted him.  Our friendly unnamed guide told us all kinds of interesting things.  She ...

Her Name Is Rio...., Rio De Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Her Name Is Rio....

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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At last the highlight of our trip in Brazil- Rio!! We travelled by minibus after the ferry back from Ilha Grande to the mainland and can only say that it was one of the scariest rides of my life! I think the driver was trying to break his own record for ...

I guess that's it then!, Rio de Janiero, Brazil travel blog

I guess that's it then!

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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... ) Jose and Luciana dance the Tango for us in Cafe Tortoni, Buenos Aires AND NOW THE IGUASSU FALLS, ARGENTINA AND BRAZIL Overview of one half of the falls from the Brazilian Side Overview of half the falls from Argentinean side Close ...

Whirlwind visit to Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Whirlwind visit to Rio

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... (via Santiago, Chile) forward, so that we could leave in two days´ time. We hadn´t booked any accommodation in Rio for the Carnival period - a real problem as everything gets VERY expensive and fully booked. So we preferred to escape sooner rather than ...

Sugarloaf is a funny name, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Sugarloaf is a funny name

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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The two big lookout points in Rio are Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer.  These both require a clear day, somewhat of a rarity this time of year.  Our first full day in Rio was cloudy and it rained.  We didn't attempt it ...

Cruising Down The Amazon!!, Belem, Brazil travel blog

Cruising Down The Amazon!!

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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We departed Belem at around 6pm for our 5 day cruise down the Amazon which was just what we needed after all the rushing around for the past few months! Our cabins were tiny with no en suite but at least they just about fitted a sink inside! Looking at ...

Right on Rio, Rio de Janiero, Brazil travel blog

Right on Rio

A travel blog entry by irax

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I got a nice flight to Rio, and a hearty welcome from the man in customs. ¨How long will you stay in Brazil?¨ ¨Maybe a month¨ ¨How will you support yourself here?¨ ¨I have an ATM Card, and some cash¨ ¨How much cash?¨ ¨I´m not sure, ...

Helicopter ride around Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Helicopter ride around Rio de Janeiro

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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It is a Beach Day Sunday here in Rio. I decided to start early and go around the lake by foot again, as always. After a hotdog and egg breakfast from the hostel and loads of guarana natural drinks, we hit the road. I had a nice talk with Douglas, ...

The sun's out,hit the beach - got a gritty sh*tter, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

The sun's out,hit the beach - got a gritty sh*tter

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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We are expecting some nice weather over the next couple of days so hopefully I won't have too much to type except for beach, beach, beach!! We were down on Ipanema beach at 10am this morning. It's an absolutely fantastic beach and the waves are huge! ...

The escalator to heaven, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

The escalator to heaven

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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It was the day before we were leaving Brazil, and the Christ statue had yet to be conquered.  We were still waiting for the clouds to clear.  But not wanting to chance rain on the last morning, we decided to head up today.  The clouds ...

Copa... Copacobana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Copa... Copacobana

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... ", kind of feeling. It was November 29th, we left blustery, stormy and dark England and touched down in sticky, tropical, HOT Rio de Janeiro! Somehow made it onto a bus and made the journey through the favelas and the city, all the while clasping our ...

Sunday Street Dance at Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Sunday Street Dance at Ipanema

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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Sunday afternoon, the road by the beach is close for the beach patrons, no motorized vehicles are allowed to ply along the avenue. While walking along the Ipanema Beach, we spotted a street dancing. The brown sugary beach sand is covered by people ...

Hang Gliding in Rio, Sao Conrado, Brazil travel blog

Hang Gliding in Rio

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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I was picked up on time by the tour operator for the hang gliding. It was a bird-like experience seing Rio in a bird´s eye-view. I met three ladies from St. Patrick land... It was bit scary because the velcru strap on my left leg got lose but ...

A day to spend at Copacabana Beach, Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

A day to spend at Copacabana Beach

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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I moved from a hostel to a hotel. Somehow, I can´t handle the mosquito larvae that I always see in the toilet bowl and the timed room airconditioning. I spent the morning at the beach, I got burnt ...

Slow, Steady and Sweltering, Belém, Brazil travel blog

Slow, Steady and Sweltering

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... least until about 9 am - but mid-day found us right in the middle of Teresina, a city renowned as being the hottest in Brazil! In places the tarmac road surface was buckling and melting in the heat, and even the slight breeze did little to alleviate the ...

Made it to Rio, our last stop!!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Made it to Rio, our last stop!!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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We arrived into Rio at around 11.45am after a further stop at around 7am by the over intrusive Brazilian police. Seriously, these guys need to make friends and talk to each other! No-one got on the bus or left the bus for the whole journey, but on three ...

Hanging around the beaches and watching footy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Hanging around the beaches and watching footy

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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We had a long lie in this morning in the comfort of our adopted home for 9 days. After bacon cobs, I made myself comfortable in my second adopted home - The Irish Pub across the road! It was FA Cup semi-final day and beer & football were necessary. I ...

The Corcovado and the Sugarloaf, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

The Corcovado and the Sugarloaf

A travel blog entry by brendanlarkin

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... is the centro, the main business district in Rio. Beside this is the local airport that looks over the delta of the river Janeiro. Following the sweep of the big fellow´s head to the right sees him looking at the sugarloaf with Copacobana beach to the ...

Copa...Copacabana.....It´s beach time again!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Copa...Copacabana.....It´s beach time again!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... And, they do serve them ice cold, so it wasn't all bad. In fact, how can I really complain....I'm sat on Ipanema beach in Rio in the hot sunshine drinking ice cold beers whilst most people I know are at work in rainy England! Oh life is so hard. ...

We are now entering the wilder zones....., Teresopolis, Brazil travel blog

We are now entering the wilder zones.....

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... " where we all began some serious acclimatisation to both the weather, working as a real team within the more broader regions of Brazil. Having spent a week in the Orphanage had seemingly provided us with a safety net now leaving us open to a bit of a ...

Obregado - My first portuguese word, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Obregado - My first portuguese word

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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Just logging in as I arrive here in Brazil. We landed on a thick clouds and it was almost touch down when the clouds cleared the airport view. We had an hour stop over at Sao Paulo then a 33 minutes hop to Rio. The hostel I´m staying in is nice, ...

FINALLY!, Rio, Brazil travel blog

FINALLY!

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... labourers manually transported heavy machinery and parts by laboriously climbing Sugar Loaf to construct the chairlift. The view overlooking Rio is stunning because you can see Christ the Redeemer in the distance and Copacabana. Interestingly, as I was ...

Corcovado - Meeting Jesus, My Creator, Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Corcovado - Meeting Jesus, My Creator

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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No visit to Rio is complete without a visit Cristo Redentor Statue at the top of the Corcovado Hill. We did not ride the cogwheel train. Instead, we took the private tour for BR 40.00, which is BR4.00 more than the cogwheel train. The train will ...

Turning into a nightowl, Rio, Brazil travel blog

Turning into a nightowl

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... and sunny Australian summer days can't come around fast enough. It's a shame because I love this city (I'd love to return to Brazil to do the country more justice) but the weather has simply dampened my experience of this city... thank goodness for the ...

Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro - Day 39, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro - Day 39

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... places to visit. When I arrived in Florianopolis, I thankfully only had a 3 hour wait at the station for a connecting bus to Rio de Janeiro which is another long slog for 18 hours. I'm hoping when I reach Rio tomorrow morning I'll be able to find a ...

Rainy day - so all day beers and football!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rainy day - so all day beers and football!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... Lorna for as long as possible, but eventually she found out. She was not happy! Funny thing is, today is a bank holiday in Brazil, so they get the same crap bank holiday weather as we do in England! Barmy. Obviously, with it being a bank holiday and ...

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio de Janeiro

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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... a steak sandwich to die for, we made it back to the hotel and tumbled into bed. Nov 15 Today was a holiday in Brazil. But according to the Nigerian guy who sold us sandwiches on the beach, the Brazilians have a holiday every week! The weather was ...

Cloudy Christ & a Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Cloudy Christ & a Sugar Loaf

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... to the top ....40 mins later..... we were soaked with sweat lol. The first part of Sugar Loaf has great views all the way around Rio but of course Christ had stuck himself back in the clouds so he was nowhere to be seen - gutted.  We hung about for ...

Ilha Grande; A week in paradise, Angra dos Reis, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande; A week in paradise

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... of the tide or the rising of the sun. Embrace it. Wildlife in and around the island, has picked up a knotch since leaving mainland Brazil. You have to be on your guard at times, be it from jellyfish and stingray on the beach, or monkeys in the jungle. ...

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